Senate committee discusses collective bargaining transparency

The Senate Commerce & Labor Committee held a work session yesterday on “public transparency in collective bargaining negotiations.” Despite the strong mandate for government transparency declared by the people...Read More

WA Republicans on Trump, Women running for office, Georgetown Crossing

Every other week, we try to distill a few things down to their essence, and offer those nuggets to you for review. Short, smart content...Read More

Rep. Orwall to co-chair national Military and Veterans Task Force

Earlier this month, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the...Read More

6 takeaways from North America’s first multi-story warehouse getting built in Seattle

The Georgetown Crossing project is a first-of-its kind project in North America.  The project, underway now in South Seattle, creates a three-story warehouse, a project...Read More

70% of candidates in biggest races are women

We took a look at the candidates for mayor on the ballot this fall in the largest cities in Washington State.  Not all cities directly...Read More

Primary results for local elections

Primary election results were certified yesterday, putting an end to some close local races. Here’s a quick run down of some mayor and city council...Read More

Legislative race primary results

Here are the certified election results for the August 1st state legislative primary races. Republicans and Democrats each had the lead in four of the...Read More

Washington Republicans respond to events in Charlottesville

With all ongoing media attention focused on the recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the resulting counter-protests and violence, the Wire reached out...Read More

Washington Health Benefit Exchange names nine organizations to provide in-person assistance and outreach for health insurance customers

The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today announced the nine lead organizations chosen to oversee in-person assistance provided to Washington residents during the upcoming open enrollment...Read More

Inslee names Anne Cruser to Cowlitz County Superior Court and Samuel Swanberg to Benton-Franklin County Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointments of Anne Cruser to Cowlitz County Superior Court and Samuel Swanberg to Benton-Franklin County Superior Court. Cruser will fill...Read More